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I Have MS but MS Doesn’t Have Me!

I’ve had MS most of my life. I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 22, but had symptoms when I was very young. I couldn’t walk until I was 2 1/2 years old, and could never run. I was a teacher until I couldn’t teach anymore because the MS progressing and I didn’t feel that I was being the best teacher I could be. The children deserved to come first and I was missing a lot of work. I have an awesome husband. We have 9 children between us. (Yours, mine, and ours)! When I couldn’t teach anymore, we took in foster children. We now only have our youngest two boys at home. (ages 14 and 17). It’s getting a little harder now, because my MS has now progressed to secondary progressive MS. I’m now in a wheelchair, but I’m lucky because I have a loving, supportive husband who happens to be my best friend!

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Comments

  • Gooch
    2 years ago

    You’ve built quite a life despite this nasty disease! Your husband and sons are very fortunate to have you, look at all you’ve done

  • Elysejoy author
    2 years ago

    Thank you! I feel lucky and blessed because I have such great family and friends. It could be a lot worse. Believe me, once and a while, I have to remember that!

  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Elysejoy, thanks so much for being here and sharing some of yourself with us. What a wonderful way to continue giving to children when you couldn’t teach. You’ve made such a difference in so many lives!

    I’m glad to hear that you have such wonderful support in your family And please know that you have this wonderful community as well! We’re glad you’re here! -All Best, Donna (MultipleSclerosis.net team)

  • Elysejoy author
    2 years ago

    Thank you! I definitely feel lucky. It’s nice to have another support system like this one as well!

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